Speaking with Scorpions
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to discuss was might have been said in a critical conversation that is missing from the text, and create a creative representation of the missing portion.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.6
Refer students to the account of Gilgamesh's encounter with the Scorpion-beings (Tablet IX, lines 47 - 224).
We see that Gilgamesh encounters two Scorpion-beings (who happen to be husband and wife) at Mount Mashu. He is initially intimidated by them, but he soon discovers that they...
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